STFC Food Network+ Extension

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Management School

Abstract

STFC Food Network+ (SFN 1.0 hereafter) brought together STFC researchers and facilities with research and industry in the agri-food sector (>700 members with >80 non-academia). The network has built an interdisciplinary community including NERC, ESRC and BBSRC-funded researchers, working to provide a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious and affordable high-quality food using less land, with reduced inputs, in the context of global climate change and declining natural resources. SFN 1.0 has kick-started innovative interdisciplinary projects providing key opportunities for the research community, industries and policy makers, making a meaningful contribution to the food system. It has supported over 40 small projects covering areas such as forecasting crop yields using SENTINEL data, radio astronomy; investigating the microstructure architecture of snacks and arsenic in rice using Diamond and ISIS facilities; assuring the authenticity of fruit juices and high value products such as avocadoes, packaged salads through Raman Spectroscopy and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; predicting successful cattle pregnancy through IR Thermography and the application of Blockchains for food safety and cryogenics to food supply chains to reduce food waste.

STFC Food Network+ Extension (hereafter SFN 2.0) offers exceptional value to the STFC by building on and substantially extending existing investments on SFN 1.0 that have proven themselves highly capable of wide-ranging user engagement with STFC CAPABILITIES in (a) data science, (b) technology and (c) facilities for better understanding and addressing food challenges in via THEMES of (i) Sustainable production, (ii) Resilient supply chains and (iii) Improved Nutrition and Consumer Behaviours. Over the life of the SFN 2.0, it will galvanise the research community in the UK and beyond to deliver new models of interdisciplinary, co-designed, user-engaged research through a GIVE framework:

Globalisation: While continuing to have focus on STFC core capabilities in the UK, the SFN 2.0 would aim to create an impact by globalising STFC capabilities across the targeted international countries and widening Network+ membership and partnerships of SFN with global partners.

Impact-led projects: Leveraging on the innovative project initiation by SFN 1.0 (14 of which included industry participation) and its relations with multiple policy and business stakeholders, SFN 2.0 will provide platform to further realise impact on ground by co-developing and perhaps also co-funding impact-driven projects of national importance with non-academic beneficiaries. SFN 2.0 will also focus on new area of research in all the food themes including but not limited to smart farms, palm oil, aquaculture, permaculture, insects, cultured meat, innovative production systems such as hydroponics, vertical farming and food for space stations, food safety, transparency, diets for healthy ageing population, acceptance of new healthy/ innovative products, alternative proteins whilst reducing waste and demands on land, energy and water.

Visibility: While continuing to focus on increasing its visibility within the UK, SFN 2.0 would aim to highlight the core capabilities of STFC by leveraging on its expertise in high speed computing, thermal engineering, big data analytics, sensor technologies, Blockchain and other disruptive technologies internationally through regular knowledge exchange activities, partner visits, and STEM activities.

Early Career Enhancement: SFN 2.0 will engage early career researchers from STFC and food research to build capacity for long-term sustainability of SFN. Involve existing STFC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) as well as with food industry/ policy/ international organisations for providing secondment or internship opportunities to early career researchers (PhDs/ Post-doc/ Lecturers - both UK and international) in one of the SFN themes.

Planned Impact

The main pathway to impact of the SFN 2.0 is to advance the existing SFN network and collaborations between STFC researchers and food researchers (including those in industry) to tackle problems in global food security: (1) Increasing Sustainable production, (2) Developing the Resilient supply chain, and (3) Improving nutrition and changing consumer behaviour. This network extension will focus on increased visibility and networking of the existing SFN, as well as improvement of SFN engagement for early career researchers and STEM students/teachers. At an early stage we will work to identify demand among participants for particular outputs and activities, and by mapping potential pathways to impact. Using the Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis method, we will take a systematic strategic approach to building robust and lasting communities of knowledge and practice and inspiring positive behaviour change.

While the core focus of SFN2.0 will remain in the UK, due to the international expansion of SFN 2.0 there will be new benefits to the international interdisciplinary research community; particularly to stakeholders and researchers in developing partner countries (e.g. starting with Thailand, Philippines, Ethiopia, Ghana). Benefits will be realised through international knowledge exchange, international showcase events, invited talks, sandpits, scoping and follow-on projects. This boarding of international partnerships and scope allows SFN2.0 to have positive impact on the research agenda for the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, especially 2. Zero Hunger; 3. Good Health and Wellbeing; 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities; 12. Responsible Consumption and Production; and 13. Climate Action.

The Impact and Outreach Manager (Reynolds, Sheffield) will co-ordinate (overseen by PI) Impact alongside structures and mechanisms already in place at the Investigator Universities to facilitate impact, including both public and business engagements, and commercialisation teams.
IMPACT OBJECTIVES are measurable and linked to Network objectives
1. Increased number of network members, including 1) Global, 2) Industry (Businesses and Policy), 3) STFC and 4) ECR members.
2. Increased number of STFC skills, facilities and, methods used within co-designed interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects.
3. Increased number of co-designed projects that address the priorities of 1) ISCF, UKRI, Innovate UK, Defra, FSA, Environment Agency and Department for International Trade, 2) the Sustainable Development goals. 3) civil society sector.
4. Increased numbers of skill-building and training opportunities. 1) in the UK, and 2) Internationally.
5. Increased citation and references to SFN 1.0 and 2.0 funded research and activities in policy documents (within UK and internationally).
6. Increased engagement with STEM ambassadors and schools events.

There is funding available to Network Management Group and Champions to hold activities and generate Impact.

ENGAGEMENT WITH INDUSTRY. This Network Extension has been co-designed to build on the ongoing SFN work with industry, and will expand the industrial network to global supply chains.
ENGAGEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT. This research has been co-designed in part to complement the UK Government strategies and commitments, and to provide specific evidence needs for Defra, FSA, HMRC, PHE etc.
ENGAGEMENT WITH UKRI. This research has been co-designed to be linked to existing other UKRI networks including BBSRC-Global Food Security, the ESRC Internet of Food Things Network Plus, AHRC US-UK Food Digital Scholarship network, Catapult, Agri-Tech Centres, Quadram Institute, and the UK Data Service. These links will ensure effective two-way knowledge exchange with UKRI organizations.
PLANNED ENGAGEMENT WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS via existing gateway stakeholder networks including Defra, FSA, N8Agrifood, FCRN and FRC networks.

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Description Birkbeck University London - Scoping Project 17 
Organisation Birkbeck, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
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Description Brunel University - Scoping Project 7 
Organisation Brunel University London
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Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
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Start Year 2020
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Birla Institute of Management and Technology
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Daresbury Laboratory
Department Accelerator Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Go4Fresh, India
Country India 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research in the UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Jadavpur University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Linde Group
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation National Institute of Technology, Goa
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department RAL Space
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Hartree Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield University Management School is leading WP1 and has appointed 1 FTE PDRA to map the supply chain, conduct value chain analysis, map data gaps, develop metrics and tool for sustainability assessment. We have already completed our first field work for mapping Supply Chain configurations, detail supply chain activities with temperature recordings and are conducting value chain analysis now. The results are being fed back to the different WPs. This will be followed by data gap analysis and sustainability assessment.
Collaborator Contribution All the work package leads and other Co-Is have started working together to deliver the outputs from each WP. Our collaborators in India include: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO) - contributing in providing access to multi-stakeholders working from farms to retail centres, data for WP1, WP2a and WP2b; Linde Gas Ltd. - contributing in co-designing technology solutions in WP2b with RAL Space and IIT Madras; Go4Fresh - contributing in providing access to distributors and retailers and co-designing solutions for WP1 and WP2b; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras - leading WP1 and WP2b from India side; National Institute of Technology - Goa contributing in WP2b (Thermal signatures); Birla Institute of Management and Technology - Delhi - leading WP2c; Jadavpur University - Kolkata - contributing in WP2c. Our collaborators in the UK include IBM Research - leading WP2a; STFC Hartree Centre - contributing in Wp2a; STFC ASTeC - contributing in WP2b and STFC RAL Space - leading WP2a. The partners listed are those defined in our proposal for this activity. RAL Space is leading the overall STFC Component of this project and is funded under a separate grant (PI Bryan Shaughnessy). They bring to the project a very strong background in space thermal modelling. They co-lead WP2b (Reducing Food Loss and Waste through STFC and indigenous technology interventions). The Indian partners provide 'on the ground' knowledge and expertise of the vegetable supply chains in India. These complement those contributions from the UK. Each workpackage in the project has direct inputs from both UK and Indian participants. In summary: - National Institute of Technology Goa - Provides programme management in India. Expertise in Infrared thermography, wireless sensor network design, intelligent storage system monitoring, remote sensing and its application on crop productivity - Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Provides impact lead for Indian partners. Expertise for material choice, evaluation and modification for achieving required technical specifications for insulating systems. - Birla Inst of Management Technology - Expertise in sustainable business models, corporate governance, social entrepreneurships and policy analysis. Also expertise in participatory research methods, stakeholder analysis and integrating SDGs in business sustainability reporting and policy reports. - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Has access to over 50,000 small-scale farmers, allowing access to 'real life' data and scenarios, and a wealth of practical knowledge and experience. - Jadavpur University - Leading expertise in suitability of low tech as well as cryogenics application in increasing shelf-life of fresh produce. In-kind contributions were secured during the development of the proposal: - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Staff time and access to farms (field trips) and datasets in India - Cryox - Staff time, broad expertise in cryogenic applications, and an extensive network of contacts - Jadavpur University - Staff time for cryogenic expert in India - IBM Research - Access to geospatial data base and data analytics cluster - Go4Fresh - Staff time for Indian food supply chain knowledge - Farm Fresh Hand Picked - Staff time and access to Indian farms and supply chains - EPMCR - Staff time and expertise in Cold Chain Storage - Linde Group (India) - Staff time for lab work using their 'kitchen incubator) lab - Mother Dairy-Fruits & Vegetables - Staff time for support in designing technology interventions.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase and C19 has severely impacted and delayed our data collection. Moreover, RAL Space not able to get no-cost extension beyond March 2021 is going to have a severe negative impact on overall project outcome. We really need help to rescue this project by providing at least the no-cost extension to RAL Space until Dec 2021 (similar to Sheffield), so that we can deliver most of our planned project outputs. Unable to do this will also impact our long-lasting relationship with Indian Partners and policy makers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - Scoping Project 7 
Organisation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The CSA is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project.
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Cranfield University - Proof of Concept Project 2 
Organisation Cranfield University
Department Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution Cranfield University is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Integrating environmental, spatial, and social data to assign food supply chain functions across urban space
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Cranfield University - Scoping Project 8 
Organisation Cranfield University
Department Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Feasibility studies on using neutron and Raman spectroscopy to evaluate physical and chemical characteristics of novel green fertilisers). The collaboration involves scientists at STFC Facilities and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cranfield University -Scoping Project 15 
Organisation Cranfield University
Department Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution Cranfield University is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project.
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description De La Salle University - Int Advisory Group 
Organisation De La Salle University
Country Philippines 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities of the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in network membership
Start Year 2020
 
Description Defra 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have welcomed representatives from Defra onto the steering committee for the STFC Food Network+ Phase 2. We have held regular meetings with representatives at Defra to align our objectives with their own (i.e. to achieve policy continuity).
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from Defra are on the Steering committee for the STFC Food Network+ and have provided overnight and guidance of our activities. We have also held regular meetings to discuss Defra providing additional funding to the network.
Impact This has resulted in an additional funding commitment to the STFC Food Network+ to fund 2 scoping projects (£16k) in 2020/21.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Durham University - Scoping Project 9 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution Durham University is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Non-disruptive in situ root imaging to investigate the role of soil microbes in cowpea drought stress-adaptive responses
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Ethiopian Space Science and Technology - Int Advisory Group 
Organisation Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities o the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in network membership from the region
Start Year 2020
 
Description FSA 
Organisation Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Representatives from FSA are on the steering committee for the STFC Food Network+ Phase 2. We have held regular meetings with representatives to align our objectives with their own (i.e. to achieve policy continuity). Our team have produced a review report for FSA that highlights the gaps in regulatory departments and opportunities where STFC could contribute.
Collaborator Contribution FSA representative has provided oversight and guidance of our network's activities. We have also held regular meetings to discuss the FSA providing additional funding to the network. FSA also facilitated visits to all the abattoirs we visited for the review process for 21st Century Abattoirs.
Impact Agreement to provide additional funding to support additional pump-priming projects (around £30k)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Geospatial Information Institute, Ethiopia - International Advisory Group 
Organisation Geospatial Information Institute Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities o the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in membership for the network
Start Year 2020
 
Description Go Organics - Int Advisory Group 
Organisation Go Organics
Department Go Organics, Thailand
Country Thailand 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities of the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in international membership and new strategic links to key partners (including the Global Resilience Partnership)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Go4Fresh - Scoping Project 9 
Organisation Go4Fresh, India
Country India 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Virtual marketplace for urban micro enterprises & small farmers growing fresh fruits & vegetables in India). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Huduma Limited - Scoping Project 1 
Organisation Huduma Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project. It has also delivered several workshops to increase awareness of their work and of the STFC Food Network+
Impact The funding provided for this project has supported a multidisciplinary collaboration between data scientists, astrophysicists and food researchers. It has result in several KE workshops and engagement with industry.
Start Year 2020
 
Description IBM Research 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research in the UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SUMS is leading WP1 in the project TRANSSITioN and ran a workshop with IBM Research for co-designing project TRANSSITioN. We (SUMS) have collected data for WP2a where IBM and STFC Hartree Centre are working for Digital Agriculture and for connecting Indian small-holder farmers to the supply chains.
Collaborator Contribution IBM Research has provided in-kind contribution of £50K worth of geospatial data which is being used for WP2a in this project TRANSSITioN.
Impact We have jointly developed a research paper which is due to be submitted by end of this month.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Institute for Sustainable Food 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Institute for Sustainable Food
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield has provided two steering committee members for the STFC Food Network+. We have jointly funded 2 further pump prime projects as a result of this collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Steering committee members on the STFC Food Network+. We have jointly funded 2 further pump prime projects as a result of this collaboration.
Impact We have jointly funded additional pump prime projects worth £16k
Start Year 2020
 
Description Intellidigest Limited - Scoping Project 6 
Organisation Intellidigest Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project developing novel ingredients from food waste. The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International Astronomical Union - SFN International Advisory Group 
Organisation International Geographical Union
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities o the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact An increase in international members to our network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description KMFRI - 1,2,3 Scoping Projects 2021 
Organisation Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ (SFN) has funded 2 scoping projects led by KMFRI covering various aspects of aquaculture. The SFN has provided financial resources as well as support with enhancing promotion, KE and impact.
Collaborator Contribution KMFRI is the lead partner on three scoping projects, providing project management and expertise in the field of aquaculture.
Impact This project is multidisciplinary, drawing on expertise in applied physics, data science, and agri-food/aquaculture research.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Kwame Nkrumah Uni of Science & Tech - Int Advisory Group 
Organisation Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities of the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in network membership
Start Year 2020
 
Description Lancaster University - Scoping Project 13 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Learning from each other to cope with crisis: Utilising insights from COVID-19 on health and sustainability). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Mahidol University Thailand - PoC Project 1 
Organisation Mahidol University
Country Thailand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution Mahidol University is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project.
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description NRI/University of Greenwich - Scoping Project 16 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Department Natural Resources Institute Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Developing Price Risk-Protected Warehouse Receipt System in Promoting Resilient Food Supply Chains in Africa). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Nottingham Trent University - Scoping Project 19 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Assessing the Feasibility of IoT Precision Data Solution for Vertical Farming). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Nottingham Trent University - Scoping Project 8 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution Nottingham Trent is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Increasing the Nutrient-Use Efficiency and Crop Productivity of Hydroponics using SMART Sensors and 3D-Multispectral Crop Imaging
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Open University - Co-Is Geraint Morgan & Stephen Sergeant 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+, jointly attended bi-monthly meetings to discuss network matters.
Collaborator Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+ attending regular meetings and steering the focus on network activities.
Impact This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k).
Start Year 2020
 
Description PDA Agro-Industry & Social Enterprise - International Advisory Board 
Organisation PDA Agri Industry and Social Enterprise Ltd (PASE)
Country Ghana 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities o the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in network membership
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAL Space 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SUMS (Sheffield University Management School) is leading WP1 and contributing to the data collection in India for RAL Space WP (i.e. WP2b) thermal profiling of the material used within the supply chains from farm to retail (and informal market i.e. vegetable hawkers in India), so that they can perform thermal modelling and lab experiments at RAL Space. This collaboration was established in 2018 through STFC Food Network+ scoping project focusing on Role of Space Thermal modelling and Cryogenics to reduce food loss in India.
Collaborator Contribution STFC RAL Space is the lead organization for this collaboration and also provides for the following contributions from RAL Space, ASTEC, and Hartree (i) thermal engineering expertise (ii) cryogenic expertise and (iii) data science expertise (big data analytics, artificial intelligence). RAL Space have participated in field trips (January 2020); gathered material samples and made thermal property measurements; reviewed the current state of the art of thermal supply chains and considered options. Supply chain mapping inputs from WP1 and field trip data collection are used to refine these options. Field trip data collection was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary collaboration. We are still in data collection phase. A joint publication is in preparation, working title "Agri-Food Cold supply Chain Vis-a-Vis Cryogen as an Eco friendly Refrigeration under Indian Context" (RAL Space, Jadavpur University, Linde India, IIT Madras).
Start Year 2019
 
Description SRUC - Scoping Project 5 - Genome-guided detection of non-O157 STEC 
Organisation Scotland's Rural College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has co-funded this research project (alongwith the Food Standards Agency)
Collaborator Contribution The SRUC is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project.
Impact The SRUC is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project. Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2021
 
Description STFC - Steering Committee Members 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have maintained regular contact with the STFC representatives that sit on our steering committee enabling them to provide oversight and guidance on network activities and gain access to relevant contacts at STFC (who are crucial to the core work of the network and act as key members of our pump prime projects).
Collaborator Contribution Several representative from STFC (Peter Allan, Bryan Shaughnessy, Brian Matthews, Tom Kirkham) are on the STFC Food Network+ Steering Committee, and have provided oversight and guidance on network activities.
Impact This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k).
Start Year 2020
 
Description STFC Hartree 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Hartree Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SUMS is collecting data for WP2a led by Hartree Centre for Digital Agriculture and Connecting small holder Indian farmers to Supply Chains.
Collaborator Contribution Hartree Centre is leading WP2a and providing valuable inputs for WP1 where we are co-designing the data architecture needed for transforming towards digital supply chains.
Impact We are still working on data analysis.
Start Year 2019
 
Description STFC RAL Space - Scoping Project 14 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department RAL Space
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution STFC RAL Space is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Space technology applications for portable cold food storage in India
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Sheffield Management School - Scoping Project 15 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Food Access: Distributed ledger technology (DLT) integration for optimising food supply chain communications and transport ). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description SkyVIV Limited - Scoping Project 5 
Organisation Sky Visual Imaging Venture Company Ltd (SKYVIV)
Country Thailand 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Predicting corn yield with UAV-based remote sensing). The collaboration involves precision sensing technologists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swansea University - Scoping Project 3 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by the STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project on Food Access during a pandemic. Collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Thammasat University - Int Advisory Group 
Organisation Thammasat University
Country Thailand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A representative from this organisation sits of the International Advisory Board for the STFC Food Network+. We have provided regular updates to them and sought their advice to steer the focus of our international activities.
Collaborator Contribution The representative has attended International Advisory Group meetings, made suggestions to help guide the international activities of the network, and promoted the network to new members in their country/region.
Impact Increase in network membership
Start Year 2020
 
Description UGM Indonesia - Scoping Project 18 
Organisation Gadjah Mada University
Country Indonesia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Building Smart urban Farming data systems: A Case study). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description UWE - Scoping Project 10 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Identifying and examining COVID-19 pandemic effect on consumers' concerns and behaviours in the food supply chains). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Durham - Scoping Project 4 
Organisation Durham University
Department Astronomy & Astrophysics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Hyperspectral Infrared Imaging for Precision Soil Moisture Mapping). The collaboration involves data scientists, technologists, and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Edinburgh - Scoping Project 11 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Edinburgh is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Understanding the role of additives in chocolate manufacture: linking molecular interactions to bulk rheology
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Greenwich - Proof of Concept Project 4 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Department Natural Resources Institute Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The NRI is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - From nutrition to flavour: novel food and food ingredients from microalgae
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Greenwich - Scoping Project 10 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Department Natural Resources Institute Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The NRI is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Identify high yield protein extraction from seaweed via understanding structure-function relationship of cell wall
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Greenwich - Scoping Project 11 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Department Natural Resources Institute Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Identification of umami taste markers in microalgae-based novel food ingredient). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Hull - Co-I Nishikant Mishra 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+, jointly attended bi-monthly meetings to discuss network matters.
Collaborator Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+ attending regular meetings and steering the focus on network activities.
Impact This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k).
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Leeds - Scoping Project 12 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Leeds is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Multi-sensor Agricultural Robot for Soils (MARS)
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Malawi - Scoping Project 14 
Organisation University of Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (A feasibility study of using Raman Spectroscopy to detect counterfeit seeds in Malawi). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Manchester - Sarah Bridle 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Representative is a Co-I for the STFC Food Network+. Regular meetings have taken place to discuss various aspects of our activities, including impact on policy and KE activities.
Collaborator Contribution Representative is a Co-I for the STFC Food Network+. Regular meetings have taken place to discuss various aspects of our activities, including impact on policy and KE activities.
Impact This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k). Collaboration is multidisciplinary involving STFC (data science, astrophysics, and use of large scientific facilities) and AgriFood Research/Impact.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Manchester - Scoping Project 13 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Manchester Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The Manchester Alliance Business School is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Developing a Methodology for an Integrated Multi-attribute Sustainability Index: A Case of the UK Food System
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Portsmouth - Scoping Project 2 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact Funding of £8k provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project on food fraud involving a collaboration between data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Reading - Scoping Project 6 
Organisation University of Reading
Department School of Biological Sciences Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Reading is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project (SeasonalDRIFT: DRought Impact Forecasting under uncerTainty). Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Sheffield - Proof of Concept Project 3 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The SRUC is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - The potential of brown rice for improving health: Investigating the bioaccessibility of its key constituents, and barriers and drivers to consumption
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Sheffield - Scoping Project 12 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Neutron Soil Moisture Probes for Regenerative Agriculture). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Southampton - Jadu Dash 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k). Collaboration is multidisciplinary involving STFC (data science, astrophysics, and use of large scientific facilities) and AgriFood Research/Impact.
Collaborator Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+ attending regular meetings and steering the focus on network activities.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Warwick - Scoping Project 20 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network has funded a pump prime project led by this organisation (around £8k) and we have provide further support to help the project engage with new partners and enhance its impact.
Collaborator Contribution The partner is currently in the process of delivering the project with support provided by our network. We maintain regular contact with the project team, and highlight new opportunities to extend their work.
Impact £8k funding provided by STFC Food Network+ to deliver a pump prime project (Food loss reduction under uncertain agricultural policy frameworks). The collaboration involves data scientists and food researchers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of York - Co-I Bob Doherty 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+, jointly attended bi-monthly meetings to discuss network matters.
Collaborator Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+ attending regular meetings and steering the focus on network activities.
Impact This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k).
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of York - Scoping Project 16 
Organisation University of York
Department The York Management School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STFC Food Network+ has funded this research project and will provide further administrative support relating to project management and KE.
Collaborator Contribution The York Management School is the lead partner on the multi-disciplinary project - Circular urban vertical farming. Data, models and optimisation of waste flows
Impact Anticipated outcomes include publications, follow-on funding and policy impact.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of York/N8 Agrifood - Co-I Katherine Denby 
Organisation N8 Universities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+, jointly attended b-monthly meetings to discuss network matters.
Collaborator Contribution Co-investigator on the STFC Food Network+ attending regular meetings and steering the focus on network activities.
Impact This collaboration has directly contributed to the funding of 20 pump prime projects (total value circa £160k). Collaboration is multidisciplinary involving STFC (data science, astrophysics, and use of large scientific facilities) and AgriFood Research/Impact.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Appetite for Action: Strategies for reducing food waste and carbon emissions in food services 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This roundtable event, commissioned by Sodexo, will form a new leadership report to tackle food waste reduction and to galvanise industry wide support and accelerate change with recommendations for industry and government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Article on the TRANSSITioN Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TRANSSITioN PROJECT: Food Supply in India" in the March 2020 issue of "Low Temperature News", the Quarterly Newsletter of the British Cryogenics Council (BCC). The article summarizes the workshop and field trips held in Hyderabad in January 2020. Primary impact is reporting of project to a wider audience (and potential future collaborators)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DIT Event - Game Changing Tech for Agriculture - Exhibition Stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The SFN hosted an exhibition stand at this event, hosted by the Dept for International Trade, resulting in a significant number of new membership enquiries and interest in funding opps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V0pm5S4hsbzIOb1MHY_m2NuB9pipMXzc/view?usp=sharing
 
Description Dept for International Trade Event - Game Changing Tech for Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SFN and TRANSSITioN PI, Prod Sonal Choudhary was invited for delivering the talk on the interim findings of project TRANSSITioN and SFN future collaboration opportunities. SFN Champion, Dr Lori Fisher, also gave a talk at this event organised by the Dept for International Trade. The event generated a significant amount of enquiries about the network, particularly from SMEs. Besides, SFN has a stall at the market place at DIT Game Changing Technologies event which resulted in a significant amount of interests in SFN and enhanced our membership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V5BBeYajMVUO4nMx4mLBo18y9l7-LhKf/view?usp=sharing
 
Description FSA - Food for Thought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Sonal Choudhary and Dr Ray Obayi took part in this expert workshop organised by the Food Standards Agency. Specifically, advice was provided on the potential opportunities for engaging game-changing technologies in the food system - focusing primarily in abattoirs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsawgA73Gww&t=174s
 
Description IFST Conference - Smart Futures Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SFN Co-Is and Champions (Dr Geraint Morgan, Dr Ximena Schmidt, Dr Ray Obayi) took part the main activity for the IFST conference - a panel discussion on emerging SMART technologies for Agri-food. The panel engaged with an audience of industry practitioners, which resulted in a variety of new collaborations, increased industry representation at the SFN Sandpit, and submissions for new project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ifst.org/events/1011/ifst-spring-conference-2021
 
Description IntelliDigest - Consumer Behaviour & Dietary Choice/The Global Food Loss and Waste Tracker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact For World Gastronomy Day, the SFN co-hosted our second webinar on Consumer Behaviour & Dietary Choice. In this webinar, we dived into the topic of how consumer behaviour affects food sustainability and how the industry acts upon the rise in more healthy diets and the rise of vegetarianism and veganism. We also launched a global food waste tracker as we count down to UNFAO International Day of Awareness for Food Loss and Waste on September 29th. Using the food waste tracker platform, we aim to work with stakeholders from farm to fork to collate data on food waste and develop a detailed report that will be published on September 29th.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.linkedin.com/events/consumerbehaviour-dietarychoice6809767449446109184/
 
Description IntelliDigest - Engineering a more sustainable food system Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact World Engineering Day (WED) for Sustainable Development. WED is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and the contribution of the world's engineers for a better, sustainable world. Through the ingenuity of engineers the solutions for the 21st Century challenges are made possible.

The webinar showcased new innovations that are in the pipeline or already being applied across the food system from farm to fork. It will highlight the application of advances in engineering in the area of artificial intelligence, satellite data, satellite network, quantum computing and IoT are crucial for a sustainable food system that involves regenerative farming, mixed farming, crop rotation, etc.

This webinar also addressed a range of topics on how engineering is used to address the challenge of food loss & waste, increasing crop yields, improving land & water management, utilising degraded land for farming, extending the shelf life of agrifood produce, remanufacturing of Agrifood technologies, evolving sustainable food supply chains and improving the citizen behaviour via increased awareness on nutritional and health value of food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6904773665162874880/
 
Description IntelliDigest - Financing a Sustainable Food System Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A free webinar co-hosted by the STFC Food Network+ on the topic of financing a sustainable food system. The speakers discussed the existing fiscal challenges of the food system at present, but will also address the different means of financing new forms of food production and distribution for a more sustainable global food system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.linkedin.com/events/financingasustainablefoodsystem6873557331683147776/
 
Description IntelliDigest - International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The webinar promotes global efforts and collective action towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 - halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, and reduce food losses along the food production and supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nIj3lLxHQ
 
Description IntelliDigest Knowledge to Action Masterclass for ECRs - Tech and Data as Enablers for Sustainability in the Food System 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Delivered by experts handpicked from different sectors across the globe, the SFN Knowledge to Action masterclasses equip food system stakeholders with the requisite knowledge and skills to mitigate food sustainability challenges whilst improving profitability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SFN Agrifood Innovation Webinar 1 - Shining Light (and Neutrons) on Food; how UK advanced research infrastructure supports R&D in food and agri-tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 70 attendees, including UKRI researchers, academics, policymakers, and industry attended to find out about use/potential use of STFC Facilities in Food. The webinar significantly increased the membership of the network from the scientific community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/rmQgvBZoEkA
 
Description SFN Agrifood Innovation Webinar 2 - Better Food Science Through Data Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 80 attendees attended to hear about how STFC data science capabilities could be used to make a meaningful contribution to the food systems, which gave rise to collaborative and multidisciplinary project ideas that have since received funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/IEuQ0eZRk6A
 
Description SFN Agrifood Innovation Webinar 3 - Towards a more resilient and sustainable food system devoid of waste 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SFN AgriFood Innovations Webinars highlight the transformational potential of science and technology to achieve a more sustainable, equitable, and safer global food system. This webinar engaged. 80+ attendees participated hearing about how STFC data science capabilities could be used to reduce food waste, which gave rise to collaborative and multidisciplinary project ideas that have since received funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SFN Agrifood Innovation Webinar 4 - Capturing value from food chain information 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 35 attendees heard about how STFC data science capabilities could be used to make a meaningful contribution to the food systems, which gave rise to collaborative and multidisciplinary project ideas that have since received funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/QEY-B5xLNlI
 
Description SFN Agrifood Innovation Webinar 5 - STFC Instrumentation for Sustainable Food Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the STFC Food Network's Festival for COP26, this panel discussion featured expert talks from space technology specialists who highlighted the potential for high precision instrumentation to contribute to Net Zero Food Systems. 80+ people attended, leading to collaborations that subsequently formed funded, multidisciplinary projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/breo9-TUz-w
 
Description SFN Agrifood Innovation Webinar 6 - Re-imagin(in)ing Crops, Plants and Food 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This SFN Agri-food Innovations webinar focuses on applications of a hyperspectral camera system that meets the demands of static sampling and remote sensing when mounted on an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). It will provide details on the system's set up - both in lab and on field, the calibration procedures and the image analysis will be given with focus on applications on plant/crop health and food sustainability. Furthermore, the advantages and the challenges that hyperspectral systems face will be discussed and potential use of this technology on the food sector will be further analysed. The event generated significant interest in the network, particularly from members of RAL Space/STFC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/uGzC6ezS9_k
 
Description SFN Conference 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SFN Annual Conference was attended by more than 160 members over two days. The event, which included keynote talks, presentations and networking events, gave rise to discussions that subsequently led to the development of multi-disciplinary projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlSNAJ6PX1s&list=PL2Czw6mMvSfrJWzxNtuV6W62c_jbuPVdx
 
Description SFN Festival for COP26 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The SFN Festival for COP26 was staged during November 2021. The online event included the SFN Agrifood Innovation Exhibition, held on a dedicated website and on social media. The exhibition highlighted how UKRi expertise in Science and Technology could help to achieve Net Zero food systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.stfcfoodnetwork.org/sfn-cop26-festival.html
 
Description SFN Festival for COP26 - Expert Panel - Innovations for Carbon Neutral Food Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This epxert panel discussion featured experts perspectives from across agri-food and technologies. The event was attended by around 120 delegates which sparked questions about the potential role of technologies, business models and policy making in delivering Net Zero food systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SFN Hackathon - Designing an analytics platform for supporting sustainable livelihoods and climate resilient small scale farming 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SFN Hackathon event, organised as part of our Festival for COP26, brought together programmers and coders with research and industry in the agrifood sector to design an analytics platform for supporting sustainable livelihoods and climate resilient small scale farming in India. The event built on our partnerships with UKRI STFC-GCRF funded Project TRANSSITioN partners, STFC Hartree Centre, IBM Research, and the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (NGO partner in TRANSSITioN). The winning team is now in the process of developing the app with project TRANSSITioN which will provide smallholder farmers with timely and location-specific advice about the crop types and varieties they should grow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.stfcfoodnetwork.org/cop26-hackathon.html
 
Description SFN Impact Forum 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The SFN Impact Forum provides an opportunity for SFN Scoping Projects to showcase their project to, and receive feedback from an audience of policymakers and industry professionals. 8 projects presented in this forum. Some projects successfully bid for follow-on funding from the panel, whereas other were able to revise their impact strategies to achieve policy continuity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SFN Impact Forum 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The SFN Impact Forum provides an opportunity for SFN Scoping Projects to showcase their project to, and receive feedback from an audience of policymakers and industry professionals. 8 projects presented in this forum. Some projects successfully bid for follow-on funding from the panel, whereas other were able to revise their impact strategies to achieve policy continuity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SFN Proof of Concept Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was the formal launch of the SFN Proof of Concept Call 2022. 40+ attendees joined the meeting to hear about, and ask questions about the call. It is envisaged that a number of these attendees will submit scoping project applications in the future - with an anticipated follow-on impact from these projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/u8LpIMiTnRc
 
Description SFN Sandpit 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SFN Sandpit 2021 was attended by more than 120 delegates over 4 days. The event led to the development of more than 20 multidisciplinary research projects, 3 of which were directly funded via the Sandpit. Many other projects were subsequently funded via an open call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/O6-T-4TdeJE
 
Description STEM Clubs week - GCRF sustainable food 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participation in the 2020 STEM Clubs week. Webinar presentation titled "Using space technology and thermal engineering to reduce food waste in India". Over 1000 attendees and webinar remains available on YouTube. Primary impact is (i) inspiring students in the broad range of opportunities afforded by STEM subjects (ii) education about food supply chains and waste
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/success-stem-clubs-week-2020
 
Description STFC Food Network+ Funding Opportunities Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A virtual workshop held on a new innovative platform (LearnBrite) to highlight future funding opportunities for our network members. The event also saw the launch of the STFC Food Network+ Call for Scoping Projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description STFC Food Network+ Impact Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A virtual forum encouraging collaboration between our pump-priming projects that helps them to enhance the impact of their work. Events are attended by experts from industry and policy organisations who provide feedback on project progress and plans for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description STFC Food Network+ Regional Launch Events (Asia/Africa) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Launch events for the STFC Food Network+ (SFN) in Asia and Africa. These events focus on encouraging participation in network activities from new members, as well as giving participants an opportunity to influence the focus of SFN activities in each region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description STFC Food Network+ Virtual Sandpits 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 120 people attended 3 virtual Sandpit events, producing 20 innovative pump-prime project proposals of which 3 were funded by democratic vote. 17 other projects were funded via a subsequent open call, with many of the project teams coming together at the Sandpit. Several other multidisciplinary collaborations also stemmed from initial meetings at this event, including a successful funding call (£250k from SPRINT) for a project looking at recycling food waste and turning it into nutraceutical products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholder Consultation Workshop - Ghana/Aquaculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A stakeholder forum was organized in Ghana for 12 participants from the three aquaculture supply chain actors and representatives of the fisheries zonal council to discuss the outcome of the interviews (questionnaire), challenges and propose a way forward. participants comprising, 3 fisheries zonal personnel from Ga East, Ga West and Dangme East), 7 farmers from Greater Accra, Volta Region and Ada Foah, and 2 business customers (tilapia and catfish grill restaurants) attended the forum. The stakeholder forum culminated in a policy document with the conclusion that 'the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in the aquaculture supply chain of Ghana by initial disconnect between supply and demand for fresh fish produce. The low demand for fresh fish produce post lockdown, demands for producers and aggregators to explore other markets. Furthermore, a critical look at employing delivery services, investing in cold chain infrastructure, mobile digital platforms and processing fish for supermarkets necessary to curtail future disruptions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk for British Science Week webinar Key stage 3 'How to get a job in the space industry' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A 30 min talk given as part of the British Science Week webinar Key stage 3 'How to get a job in the space industry', with Kierann National Space Academy. The talk included discussion on the theme "using space technology to help reduce food waste in India" and included time for questions. Primary impact is (i) inspiring students in the broad range of opportunities afforded by STEM subjects (ii) education about food supply chains and waste
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ralspace.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/british-science-week-2021-space-careers.aspx
 
Description UKRI Net Zero Parliamentary Reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The reception brings together parliamentarians, academics and industry stakeholders, along with UKRI leadership, to showcase some of the key research and innovation projects that are supporting clean and sustainable growth and helping the government achieve its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Three members of the STFC Food Network+ attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual Stargazing with RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An annual stargazing event with hands-on activities, talks and virtual tours of the stars. Virtual event in 2021 due to Covid-19. The event included a talk on "Using space technology to reduce food waste in India". Primary impact is (i) inspiring students in the broad range of opportunities afforded by STEM subjects (ii) education about food supply chains and waste
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ralspace.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Stargazing-with-RAL-2021.aspx